One very helpful garden tool that I use is not even designed for outdoors, but rather the kitchen. It's the Nylon Pan Scraper from Pampered Chef. Actually designed for cleaning their line of stoneware, it's great for scraping the dirt off tools before storing them back in the garage. We've got several but somehow most have found their way into the tool shop or garage and are covered in paint spots, dirt and other assorted stains. I'm sure other scrapers would work too but these just seem to have the right strength and the thumb grip really helps. So maybe pick up a few at your next party.